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Stellar Biotechnologies Posts 3Q 2014 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

July 15, 2014

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc., has reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended May 31, and provided operational highlights.

In its release on July 10, the Company noted that third quarter and nine months ended May 31, results include:

-Cash Position: Cash and cash equivalents as of May 31, were $14.8 million, compared to $ 7.9 million at year-end August 31, 2013. The Company believes current cash will be sufficient to meet estimated working capital requirements and fund planned program development through 2015. During the nine months ended May 31, the Company received $7 million gross proceeds under private placements (with $5 million of the September 2013 private placement subscribed and received prior to August 31, 2013) and $4.2 million gross proceeds from the exercise of warrants and options.

-As of May 31, Stellar had shareholders equity of $11.1 million and approximately 78 million shares outstanding.

-Revenues: Revenues were $102,581 in the third quarter and $252,848 for the nine months ended May 31, compared to $73,214 and $250,422 in the comparable periods in 2013. Stellar completed the NSF Phase IIB grant during the first quarter of 2014 and generated additional contract and commercial sales revenue during the second and third quarter.

-R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $462,129 in the third quarter of 2014 and $1.37 million in the nine months ended May 31, compared to $178,202 and $684,662 in the comparable periods in 2013. The increase in R&D expense was largely due to an increase in method development activities for vaccine manufacturing during the period related to the C. diff active immunotherapy research program.

-Other Operating Expenses: Other operating expenses totaled $864,485 in the third quarter of 2014 and $2.98 million in the nine months ended May 31, compared to $582,152 and $1.74 million in the comparable periods in 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to a higher level of activity, addition of key personnel, vesting and timing of stock options, and discontinuation of the temporary voluntary salary reduction that were initiated in the prior comparison period.

-Net Income (Loss): Net income was $1.81 million for the third quarter of 2014 and a net loss of $3.8 million for the nine months ended May 31, compared to net loss of $1.17 million and $5.58 million for the comparable periods in 2013. The decrease of $2.98 million in net loss for the third quarter of 2014, and cumulative decrease of $1.78 million net loss for the nine months ended May 31, were substantially affected by fluctuations in noncash change in fair value of warrant liability. During the three months ended May 31, there was a gain on fair value of warrant liability of $3.02 million (2013 - loss of $353,119) for a net fluctuation of $3.38 million additional gain than the prior period. The gains and losses in these periods are a reflection of the Company's share price fluctuations with increases in share prices causing greater warrant liability and a loss on fair value of warrant liability, while decreases in share prices cause a gain on fair value of warrant liability. Changes in fair value of warrant liability have no impact on cash flow. If the warrants are exercised, the warrant liability is reclassified to share capital. If the warrants expire, the decrease in warrant liability offsets the changes in fair value.

Operational Updates:

-Collaborations and KLH Supply Agreements: Stellar KLH is currently used by the Company's biopharma partners as the carrier molecule in certain new immunotherapies in clinical development for cancer, autoimmune disease and inflammatory disease. Those programs continued to progress in 2014 and Stellar met all contract requirements related to supply and/or development of KLH protein for those product candidates. In addition, Stellar continues to strengthen its collaboration expansion with biopharma companies as their immunotherapy programs advance in the clinic to later stages of development and potential regulatory submissions. These strategic collaborations represent multiple commercial pathways for Stellar including future growth of core business sales and close involvement in the development of new KLH-based immunotherapies.

-C. diff Active Immunotherapy Program:: During the first half of 2014, Stellar successfully advanced its C. diff active immunotherapy program in key preclinical areas including early process development and the scale-up and transfer of essential manufacturing methods to a contract manufacturing organization (CMO). The goal of this stage of product development is to establish scalable processes necessary to support GMP production of a PS-KLH conjugate vaccine candidate. In the second half of 2014, the Company will focus on completing certain IND-enabling milestones such as identification of appropriate PS-KLH formulation, demonstration of dose ranging and safety, intermediary scale-up and manufacturing of test material in preparation for clinical production.

"This has been an important strategic year for Stellar and we are pleased to report positive momentum in key facets of our KLH business," said Frank Oakes, President and CEO of Stellar Biotechnologies. "Our corporate collaborations, where Stellar KLH is used as the critical carrier molecule in new therapeutic vaccines, are strong and poised for clinical advancement. And we are on track in the preclinical development of our own C. diff immunotherapy program. We are confident that these initiatives will enhance valuation for our shareholders as well as expand Stellar's long- term commercial potential."

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. a company focusing on sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH).

More information and complete details:

stellarbiotech.com

klhsite.org

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